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positions (1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
... should be men of learning, virtue and ability, must ensure that the community enjoys peace, order and security, leaving individuals free to pursue their affairs without undue governmental interference. In return, the people must impose their full trust and confidence in their rulers, and have cause...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of sex and violence in the urban underground, while offering an ethnographic view into the lives of hustlers and gangsters, confidence artists and street lawyers. This article examines two usury manga titles as morality tales that speak to the widespread anxiety caused by the personal debt crisis...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 43–72.
Published: 01 February 2009
... the rhetorical strategies and lack of epistemological confidence that characterized his journalistic writings of 1935-40. Prior to Principles of Thought for a New Japan , Miki used a rhetorical strategy of conditionals arguing that unless new principles of universal validity were created, it would be impossible...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 649–658.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Alain Badiou Duke University Press 2005 Translated by Lorenzo Chiesa Further Selections from Théorie du sujet on the Cultural Revolution Alain Badiou “Love What You Will Never Believe Twice” (June 9, 1979) Belief and confidence.—How Yukong moved the mountains...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 663–668.
Published: 01 August 2005
..., in its function of fusion, has disappeared. Whence that new optimism, which is called confi- dence: “Confidence in the masses.” Thus “the masses nourish an enthusiasm for socialism.” Not for History. The dialectical mode dehistoricizes...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2016
... by exuding a casual confidence in his poses. He showcases their beauty and frames their presence as the most unlikely of events. It is as if he says, “Me with these hot women, and I’m an Asian!” Moreover, he engages with issues of race and sexuality...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 517–546.
Published: 01 August 2020
... subjectivity more pronounced than the feminine equivalent of the enlightened male. If the independent, confident, and assertive modern girl owed allegiance to anything beyond herself, it was arguably to the transnational currents of modernity, and the manifold ways in which those currents were expressed...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 157–167.
Published: 01 February 2005
... with the ultimate aim of launching the war against Iraq. Kuang Preemptive War and a World Out of Control 165 President Bush’s excessive self-confidence has raised deep doubts among many people. If the entire world were controlled by only one hegemon...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 274–293.
Published: 01 May 1994
... nationalistic impulses are apparent once again. This is not the “confident nationalism” observed in the mid-1980s, but rather a rel- atively muted appeal to popular imagination by a government that is any- thing but confident about its own standing...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 635–648.
Published: 01 August 2005
... within it on the party as apparatus is mixed and secondary. What Is to Be Done? is a theory of the subjective aspect of force, in the guise of a general call to political confidence. It is not in its institutional preoccupations, but because...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 713–737.
Published: 01 November 2019
... representations of the new Indian woman of the 1990s, who was educated, confident, career oriented, and modern, and who could compete in the global arena but was also seamlessly able to balance her responsibility to her family and respect tra- ditional Indian values (Sunder Rajan 1993; Chaudhuri 2001; Oza...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 197–200.
Published: 01 May 2015
... practice of transcribing and annotating her nighttime dreams. Chen chronicles a life of growing confidence in herself as a female artist and the beautiful interior that rises in her dreams night after night. The carefully selected images...
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positions (1995) 3 (3): v–ix.
Published: 01 August 1995
... what to call this willingness to stop policing, to stop refusing messiness: affirmation, perhaps, though with his usual confident elegance R. Rhad- hakrishnan calls it, in his commentary essay, “living in the hyphen.” Situa- tions...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 15–39.
Published: 01 February 2015
... favored Li Hongzhang’s fleet over Japan’s. Although Japanese newspapers, magazines, and manga fiction were marked by exhilaration at the pros- pect of war with China, some Japanese were not confident of victory. The publicist Fukuzawa Yukichi...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2015
... those who learn it” and bestows high social status and distinction to those privileged to operate comfortably and with confidence in the language.24 The South Korean government, particularly under the presidential administration of Lee Myung...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 February 2004
... appreciation. Some of them said that they had never met anyone from the capital, Beijing, not to mention from Hong Kong—which at that time was regarded as overseas. It took time to build a relationship of mutual understanding and confidence. In my clumsy...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 731–762.
Published: 01 August 1999
... in Europe, Simran meets and falls in love with another NRI, Raj. When she returns to Lon- don, she confides her love for Raj to her mother. Her father overhears the conversation between mother and daughter and is furious. He decides...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2011
... in the lives of ordinary and poor people during the PRC’s great physical transformation. As Watson argues and Wang simply and confidently assumes, the world of objects, the practo-­inert, is suffused in the traumatic change of everything...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 165–179.
Published: 01 February 2004
.... Zhe confides to me that, to this day, he is still a virgin. He has never served the Pardosaurs as their sex toy, nor has he ever satisfied himself with a “pet”—animals on this planet are readily available for sex. On Ekaluse, Zhe’s unconventional...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... no emotionally acceptable language as our mother tongue is to be emotionally crippled. We shall doubt ourselves. We shall be less self-­confident. Mandarin is emotionally acceptable as our mother tongue. . . . It reminds us that we are part...